Trump's campaign spent one-fifth of donations on legal fees

He’s making out like a bandit.

No wonder the Trump campaign uses everything from the Parkland massacre to the Mueller probe to try to raise money. His legal woes are costing the campaign dearly.

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign has spent about $835,000 in legal fees so far this year, or about 22% of its total spending, according to the latest fundraising reports filed quarterly with the Federal Election Commission. […]

The campaign’s legal consulting spending went to at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation. The bulk of the spending, about $350,000, went to Jones Day, which has represented the campaign since the 2016 election, including any litigation related to it.

Two others firms—Harding LLP and Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha, which are involved in the legal fight with Daniels—were paid a combined $280,000. The campaign did not respond to questions from BuzzFeed News about the payments, but an official told the New York Times that they were not related to Daniels.

Don’t feel too bad for Trump having to spend so much of his haul of small dollar donations from his legion of deplorable followers: he’s paying himself, too. Trump International Hotel, Trump restaurants, and Trump Tower netted about $125,000 this quarter, directly from his campaign.

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